Manaslu Trek
Manaslu Trek

Manaslu trek is another popular trekking route in Nepal which starts from Ghorkha Arughat and ends at Besisahar. But recently, Jeep can go up to Soti Khola as well. This trek was officially allowed to do in 1991.The best way is to go by jeep to Soti Khola which saves and shortens your trek if you have limited time. This is restricted area and there must be minimum 2 people to take part in this trekking. It is remote and has no rescue and transportation facilities if you are tired. This route is famous due to Mt. Manaslu 8163m high. It is one of the highest mountains of the world which needs technic and training to climb it. It is the most difficult mountain for climbing due to avalanche. Every year, hundreds of expedition groups come to climb this mountain. Many climbers lost their life on this mountain while climbing. So, it is called man Swallower or Killer Mountain as well. The highest point of this trek is Larke La Pass.
The trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. The inhabitants of the upper Buri Ghandaki, an area known as Nupri, are direct descendants of Tibet. Their speech, dress and customs are similar to Tibetan. You can see different kind of flora and fauna along with the unique culture. The mountain views in Nupri are outstanding, and the crossing of the Larke La Pass is one of the most dramatic passes of Nepal in the Himalaya. The trekkers must be physically strong capable to walk around 7/8 hours per day. The best season for this trek is September to November and March to May.


Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Sotikhola (700 m) by Jeep 8/9 hours
Day 04: Sotikhola to machha khola (869 m) 6/7 hours
Day 05: Machha khola to Jagat (1340 m) 6/7 hours
Day 06: Jagat to pewa (1840 m) 6/7 hours
Day 07: Pewa to Namrung (2630 m) 7 hours
Day 08: Namrung to Samagaun (3520 m) 5/76hours
Day 09: Spare Day for acclimatization
Day 10: Samagaun to Samdo (3875) 4/5 hours
Day 11: Samdo to Dharmasala (4460 m) 4/5 hours
Day 12: Dharmasala to Bhimthang (3990 m) 7/8 hours
Day 13: Bhimthang to Tilje (2300 m) 4/5 hours
Day 14: Tilje to Taal  (1710 m) 5/6 hours
Day 15: Taal to Ngadi (890 m) 5/6 hours
Day 16: Ngadi to Besishahar (790 m) 5/6 hours
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu 5/6 hours
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 19: Final Departure to the airport




Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip and collect the essential documents (Passport and Photos) from you to issue the trekking permits. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

You can get up in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at the hotel and take for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (the world heritage site). At first, we will drive you to Swayambunath Temple. Swayambunath means self-originated Buddhist Temple which is known as Monkey Temple as well. It is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the superb view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. After having visited this holy temple, we will drive you to Boudha Stupa. It is a holy place for Buddhist and pilgrims which was slightly damaged during due the tremor of 2015 but later rebuilt. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. From here, we will take you to Pashupatinath Temple that is pretty close from Boudhanth. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the Bagmati River is one of the biggest and most popular Shrines where you can behold for Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu Temple. You can see the ritual and cremation activities according to the Hindus Culture. At the end of the day, we will return back to the hotel. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner with typical Nepali cultural dance. At last, we will drop you to the hotel and spend a night with breakfast.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (700 m) by Jeep 8/9 hours

Today, go to Sotikhola directly from Kathmandu by Jeep through Dhading besi with the beautiful scenery of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the lovely countryside. At the end of the day we will get to Sotikhola and stay overnight there.

Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha khola (869 m)  6/7 hours

On the next day, we will have breakfast and trek to Machhakhola. The trail is very easy, goes along the riverside and you can see landscape, different plants and beautiful villages. We stay overnight at Machhakhola.

Day 05: Machha khola to Jagat (1340 m)  6/7 hours

After having spent a wonderful night at Machhakhola, we will trek to Jagat. From here, we go a bit down first and cross the river and a bit uphill then among the riverside on the way to jagat hot spring also can be seen. The trail goes through the dense forest and finally arrives at Jagat where we spend a night at lodge.

Day 06: Jagat to Pewa (1840 m)  6/7 hours

This day, we walk a bit longer than previous day. The special previous day. The special permit starts from here. We go along the riverside. Then a bit uphill and cross terraced hillside and then arrive at a small village. Some peaks and mountain. Including MT sringi (7161) can be viewed. We go straight and uphill after that go along the river bank and cross the suspension bridge. We take air lunch ateklebati (1600). Then we go to pewa leaving the rule to Tsum valley and crossing the bridge.

Day 07: Pewa to Namrung (2630 m)  6/7 hours

We get in at small village after a few minutes of walking. One of the ethnic caste of Nepal called Nubri. (One of the group of Tibetan) where territory starts from today. Their culture is very similar to the Tibetan people. Some anonymous nomad mountains and the peaks including lumbo Himal, lapuchen and dwijen Himal can be seen. We go pass by one of a small village called bi phedi. After bi phedi some wild animals like blue sheep, Himalayan thar can be seen. We go crossing several rivers and village to ghapsya for the lunch then follow same up, down and straight way to namrung.

Day 08: Namrung to Samagaun (3520 m)  5/6 hours

From this day, we can see numbi culture, lifestyle and costume. After walking about an hour we get to lihi village where we can see a small monastery. After walking an hour we get one of a beautiful village with the spectacular view of MT Manaslu called lho (3180) where we have our lunch and after our lunch break we go crossing same rivers and villages to samagau. This village is bigger than other villagers started to settle down hers before 500 years.

Day 09: Spare day for acclimatization

We visit to Birendra Lake and Manaslu base camp (if it is possible)

Day 10: Samagaun to Samdo (3875 m) 4/5 hours

It's very short and very easy to walk we walk through the bottom of Manaslu and Riverside and climb a bit uphill to samdo where we take our lunch and stay overnight.

Day 11: Samdo to Dharmasala (4460 m) 4/5 hours

Today is the last night in manang district. We go up hill after having breakfast. The way goes up hill and somewhere straight too. We walk slowly uphill due to the lack of unizon it's hard to walk uphill. We enjoy with the views of peaks and mountain range.After 5 hours of walking we will get to Dharmasala and stay overnightat lodge.

Day 12: Dharmasala to Bhimthang (3990 m) 7/8 hours

Today , we start our trek early in the morning due to the strong wind after 10.a.m , we have to cross the pass as soon as possible . Today we carry packed lunch and some hot water and on the way we can see an amazing landscapes, many mountains peaks, some yak houses and glacier too. After having crossed Larke La pass (5115 m) we have to go downhill to bhimthang. Where a huge posture is surrounded by the forest and some hotels are build.

Day 13: Bhimthang to Tilje (2300 m) 4/5 hours

Today we decent about 1450 m so we have to move downhill more than straight way. We go down through the picturesque view of mountain and rhododendron tree crossing several creeks and postures. After walking about 3 hours we arrive at small village called karche where we can see some languages, birds and other animals like deer, Himalayan thar and so on. We take our lunch at karche after that we go a bit straight way and downhill crossing god village to tilje.

Day 14:Tilje to Taal  (1710m) 5/6 hours

Tilje is a small beautiful village and from here we trek to Tal. After walking half an hour down we get at dharapani then we follow the way of Annapurna circuit and descend down to Tal where we spend a night at lodge.

Day 15:Taal to Ngadi (890m) 5/6 hours

Tall is located at the bank of the river which is taken main entrance of Manang district. From here, the trail descends down to and crosses the river and arrives at Chamche and Jagat. The way goes through rocky trail and crosses the river and get to Ghermu Phant from where a long and beautiful water fall can be observed. We continue our journey through rice terraces and small village and climbs a bit before reaching Bahundanda. From Bahundanda, the way is only down and finally arrives at Ngadi. We spend a night there at lodge.

Day 16: Ngadi to Besishahar (790m) 5/6 hours

Today is the last day of our trek. We will have breakfast and trek to Besishahar. From here the entire way is flat and down, crosses the river, goes through small villages and finally arrives at Besishahar. We stay a night there at lodge.

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu 5/6 hours

We will drive back to Kathmandu by private Jeep, Car or Hiace which may take approximately 5/6 hours.

Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu

Today, you have whole day free. So, you can do shopping and prepare for your final departure. By the evening we will take you to a restaurant for farewell dinner and drop to the hotel after dinner. We stay overnight at the same hotel with breakfast.

Day 19: Final departure to the airport

At last, will drop you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye until next visit.






What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 4Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Kathmandu/Soti Khola drop by Jeep

  • Besishahar/Kathmandu by private vehicle

  • Welcome and farewell dinner

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary

  • All government, local and airport taxes

  • All essential paperwork for trekking permits

  • Tims Card

  • Special permits for Manaslu

  • National park fees

  • Accommodation on Twine sharing basis during the trek

  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek

  • Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)

  • An English speaking trained, experienced and government license holder trekking guide

  • Staff's salaries, their insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and flight tickets

  • Medical Kit

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Down Jacket

  • T-shirt, cap and map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo

  • Trekking poles



What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Excess baggage charge

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel insurance

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Medical treatment

  • Hot Shower

  • Heater

  • Battery Charge

  • Wi-fi

  • Mineral water

  • Hot water

  • Personal expenditure (Bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra porter

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu

  • Tips for guide and porters

  • Sightseeing is managed on the basis of client choice and request

Trip dates trip price trip status
10 Apr, 2019 - 24 Apr, 2019 0.00 Available


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tirp fact

  • Duration : 15 days
  • Trip Grade : Streneous
  • Trip area : Manaslu region
  • Type of Trek : Lodge Trek
  • Group Size : 2-12 pax
  • Max height : 5115 m
  • Starting point : Soti Khola
  • Ending point : Besishahar
  • KTM/Soti Khola : Jeep
  • Besishahar/KTM : Car/Jeep/ Hiace

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